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ball joint??

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by red neck toy, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Apr 29, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    red neck toy

    red neck toy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    my girlfriend has a 97 honda accord and i think the lower ball joint needs replacing but not sure.
    if i lift up on the wheel there is movement in the ball joint, but no side to side or up and down movement.
    should it be replaced? im not an expert on ball joints. ​
     
  2. Apr 29, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    I'm an accord guru :D I had three accords before my taco, my last accord was turboed so I know a thing or two about them.

    Is it popping? what makes you think the ball join is bad?

    when you say there is movement are you saying you can move the knuckle?
     
  3. Apr 29, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    Dellosa89

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  4. Apr 29, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    there doesnt seem to be any noises, and i can see the rubber boot stretch out when i lift the entire steering knuckle
     
  5. Apr 29, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Yeah that sounds like it might be bad if the boot is stretching. It shouldn't do that. I would try separating the joint from the lower control arm to see how much play it has.. Take out the cotter pin, remove the 17mm castle nut and then get a ball joint fork or some 2 jaw gear pullers(what I use) and separate it from the LCA. There should be very little play in it.
     
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